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    Default Add mx2.mydomain.com (backup mta) in Zimbra MTA config

    Hi,

    I just set up a secondary MX server (same setup as my primary that my simbra server is currently working perfectly with) and I would like to add the mx2.mydomain.com in the servers>MTA section. Is this the correct way going about doing this and if now, how should it be done.

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    Mike

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    What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?
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    Well, I just put mx2.mydomain.com... in the zimbra server MTA config I can only have one MTA. So if MX1 goes down I would like MX2 to automaticaly kick in and zimbra send emails through it instead of mx1. Make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mking213 View Post
    Well, I just put mx2.mydomain.com... in the zimbra server MTA config I can only have one MTA. So if MX1 goes down I would like MX2 to automaticaly kick in and zimbra send emails through it instead of mx1. Make sense?
    Oh forgot to mention, recieving mail when MX1 is down in a test enviroment is working fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mking213 View Post
    Well, I just put mx2.mydomain.com... in the zimbra server MTA config I can only have one MTA. So if MX1 goes down I would like MX2 to automaticaly kick in and zimbra send emails through it instead of mx1. Make sense?
    I guess you're trying to set-up a backup mail server, is that it? If that's what you're doing then I'd suggest you invest in using an external DNS hosting provider that has a backup mail server. When your server goes down then the mail will be spooled by them for up-to five days then when your server is back online the mail is delivered to you. If you're trying to set-up a multi-server install then I'd suggest you read the Multi-Server Installation Guide first.
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    Ive got two NS/MX servers and host my own dns. let me try to explain with a diagram

    MX1/NS1 MX2/NS2
    - Zimbra -
    Employee1 and Employee2


    Employee 1 and 2 connecting to zimbra w/outlook. Zimbra sends mail through MX1.They get a reply from who they sent an email to through MX1 which relaies it to Zimbra which they pick up with outlook. Make sense?

    Hope this helps..

    Mike
    Last edited by mking213; 06-12-2009 at 09:49 AM.

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    I guess no one knows what im talking about. Here's how my mail system is now.

    Sending mail: End User>Zimbra>mx1.mycompany.com>internet

    Recieving Mail: internet>mx1.mycompany.com>Zimbra>End User

    I've set up a secondary mail exchanger/virus/spam firewall/dns server to mimic MX1. In Zimbra Admins MTA section I cant put my secondary MX server to allow zimbra to send mail through it in case MX1 goes down. Recieving mail from MX2 works fine already.

    Mike

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